North Dakota rifle raffle raises money for youth hockey and eyebrows

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As David Brauer put it: "Guns and concussions: together again!"
Want to get your hands on a semi-automatic rifle while supporting a good cause? Buy some tickets for the West Fargo Hockey Association's rifle!

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The rifle hopes to raise nearly $100,000 for youth hockey while allowing winners to choose from 200 firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and muzzleloaders. In fairness, if none of those entice you, winners can opt for credit at Scheels sporting goods instead.

Mike Prochnow, a member of the West Fargo Hockey Board and the organizer of the raffle, told WDAY: "I knew it was going to blow up, but I didn't think it would blow up to this magnitude. We've gotten calls from CNN, CBS radio, we're in Sports Illustrated."

One West Fargo resident quoted in the WDAY report says that in the light of the Newtown school shooting, "Maybe the organization should've considered the timing of their giant gun raffle."

Others, however, argue that too much is being made out of the hockey association's second-annual gun rifle, as firearm ownership is an integral part of the North Dakota lifestyle.

Raffle tickets are going fast -- WDAY reports that roughly 3,600 have already been sold, with only 400 remaining. Gift baskets, presumably, wouldn't have been such hot items.

This isn't the first time in January that a story involving guns and youth has stirred controversy in the Upper Midwest -- earlier this month, the Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club in Spooner, Wisconsin, announced it wants to hold its April gun show at the local elementary school.

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Dean131
Dean131

Where is the link to buy tickets?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Dean131  You dumb losers think its funny that the parents of all those dead kids are reading about this thinking about how their children died?  Obviously their kids just died so we need to shove this in their face, they haven't suffered enough.  You people are the scum of the earth. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@MicheleBachmannNobody thinks that the recent shooting was funny.  It is disgusting, depraved, and ultimately disingenuous to suggest it.

 But ALL guns are EVIL right?

 Nevermind that not ONE of the firearms listed qualifies as an assault rifle.  Not that it matters because there was no assault rifle or even semi-auto rifle used in the incident you cite.  Nevermind that it was a locally advertised raffle until Screamstream media caught wind of it.  Nevermind that it will raise nearly $100K for a youth sports program (btw: youth means "kids")

 Nope.  Anyone who so much as mentions the word GUN should be punched in the face.


MichelleBachmann
MichelleBachmann

Sorry, I didn't mean to call you the scum of the earth.  I am just feeling in a crappy mood today because my lesbian lover won't lick my asshole out because I am on the rag.  But I told the dumb bitch that if Bill Clinton can do it (my hero), you can too! But she said no.  What a greedy cunt! 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@CinBlueland   Just shows what a phony piece of shit you are to complain about civility.   You are just a dumb fucking troll that pretends to care about manners when people are calling Republicans names.  You are so brain dead you can't use facts or logic to debate so you whine like an annoying child.  If you gave two shits about civility you'd call out both sides when they are bad but you don't.  Phony loser. 

MichelleBachmann
MichelleBachmann

I really enjoy out debating these stupid Republicans because I get all of my facts from Mother Jones, MSNBC, and the Democratic underground.  I mean who can argue with their facts? Even though FBI statistics show that the vast majority of gun-related deaths are due to black gang and criminal activity, the FBI is obviously stupid.  We all know that the majority of gun deaths are at the hands of stupid white Republicans.  How do I know this?  Mother Jones told me so.  See how smart I am!??  Now, I am going to pound my cooter with that 3 foot long black dildo because I am pissed that my girlfriend won't eat my asshole out.  Bitch.   

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@MichelleBachmann Must annoy you fucking losers how right I am.  Can't out debate me or insult me so you name steal.  Fucking pathetic keny or cin or whoever.  Let's see if Ms. Manners Cin calls out this uncivil fucker for stealing my name.  I doubt it since Cin is a phony piece of shit who cries crocodile tears.  Obviously this is keny because its creepy and not funny.  keny you are a dumb loser and this country hates people like you.  That's why Obama wins so easily because this is the best you fucking losers can do.  Whoever stole my name is such a pathetic loser.  It will never get me to go away.  I'm just going to be more insulting and right.  People know how stupid and pathetic Republicans are.  

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